Traditional methods for preparing zedoary involve washing it with lots of water to remove most of the protein and water-soluble nutrients. The rinsing is also supposed to remove a poison that is yet to be identified.
Zedoary is used for stomach pain, loss of appetite, indigestion, as a mosquito repellant, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- High cholesterol. Early research shows that drinking tea prepared with zedoary root lowers total cholesterol and may increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL or "good") cholesterol in men with high cholesterol. More research is needed to confirm.
- Improving appetite.
- Indigestion (dyspepsia).
- Mosquito repellent.
- Stomach pain.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Swelling (inflammation) of the liver (hepatitis).
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: There isn't enough reliable information to know if zedoary is safe or what the side effects might be. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It is LIKELY UNSAFE to take zedoary if you are pregnant. There is concern that it might cause a miscarriage.
It's also best to avoid zedoary if you are breast-feeding, since there isn't enough scientific information to know how it might affect a nursing infant.
Abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods (menorrhagia): Some experts suggest that zedoary should not be used by women who have heavy menstrual periods.
We currently have no information for ZEDOARY overview.
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